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Up to 20 Trucks With Humanitarian Aid to Cross From Egypt to Gaza Strip

October 19, 2023

Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and US President Joe Biden agreed to the delivery of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, following a phone call between the two presidents on Wednesday evening, 18 October, the spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. According to the statement, the two presidents agreed that the aid would enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing in a “sustainable manner,” by coordinating with international humanitarian organizations under the supervision of the United Nations to secure the arrival of aid. During the call, Biden also thanked the Egyptian president for his efforts towards achieving peace and stability in the region. In a statement to the press aboard the presidential plane Air Force One, Biden said that it was agreed that up to 20 trucks would be allowed to go into Gaza through the Rafah crossing. Since the roads were damaged as a result of Israeli airstrikes in recent days, the Rafah crossing would first need to be fixed, so the trucks may only be able to go in by Friday, 20 October. Egypt has been concerned that aid trucks and workers would be struck by Israeli…

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